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Sanitarian's Meetings

Posted by Beth Rowlands on November 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hays - November 14

Chanute - December 10

Lawrence - December 11

Wichita - December 12

Contact your Watershed Field Coordinator for more details.

 

Lagoon Maintenance Contract

Posted by Beth Rowlands on November 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Is anyone using a Lagoon Maintenance Contract form?

Private Sewage Disposal Systems

Posted by James on June 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Does any one have any experience with GEO-flow Pipe Leaching systems?  I would appreciate any information regarding it.  [email protected]  913 684 1084

Funeral Homes and Onsite WW Systems

Posted by Beth Rowlands on April 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In the State of Kansas, only domestic wastes may be directed to an onsite wastewater system. Domestic waste, as defined by the State of Kansas, includes waste originating primarily from kitchen, bathroom and laundry sources, and includes wastes from food preparation, dishwashing, garbage grinding, toilets, baths, showers and sinks. Wastewater generated from the activities at a funeral home would not fall within this definition. If wastewater, other than that carrying domestic waste, from a fu...

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Retail Food Inspection Videos

Posted by Beth Rowlands on March 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Excerpt from the NEHA E-News March 2013

Environmental Health Video Resources

Environmental health professionals are often asked, “What do you do?” A thoughtful NEHA member has taken the time to search the Web for videos to answer this question and has shared some of those video links with us. We thought these videos would be a valuable tool that you can share with policy makers, community members, colleagues, and even your family and friends. They are also great resour...

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Swimming Pool Inspection Videos

Posted by Beth Rowlands on March 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Excerpt from the NEHA E-News March 2013

Environmental Health Video Resources

Environmental health professionals are often asked, “What do you do?” A thoughtful NEHA member has taken the time to search the Web for videos to answer this question and has shared some of those video links with us. We thought these videos would be a valuable tool that you can share with policy makers, community members, colleagues, and even your family and friends. They are also great resour...

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Rock Concert Sanitation Requirements

Posted by Beth Rowlands on March 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (4)

Looking for help determining what requirements would be appropriate for a mass gathering, such as a Rock Concert, in terms of number of chemical toilets per amount of people; how much drinking water should be required; trash dumpsters; etc. Does anyone have any pointers?

Resale Inspections of Onsite Private Sewage Disposal Systems

Posted by James on February 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (16)

Do you require a resale inspection of onsite private sewage disposal systems?

Does the governing body complete the inspection or private contractors?

James Kraatz
Leavenworth County

 

LEPP Funding - Senate Bill 32

Posted by Beth Rowlands on January 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

 

Session of 2013

SENATE BILL No. 32

By Legislative Budget Committee

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AN ACT making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 2014, for the department of health and environment; relating

to the local environmental protection programs.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014,

appropriations are he...

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Can too much toilet paper in the septic tank cause a back up?

Posted by James on January 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

I have a resident who is having sewage backup into the house.  The tank was pumped on 31 Dec 2012 and the pumper indicated that there was about 1.5 - 2' of toilet paper in the bottom of the tank and that toilet paper was everywhere in the tank.  It was difficult to pump the tank due to the amount of toilet paper and it was like pumpig a tank that had not been pumped in years.  They attribute the amount of toilet paper as the cause of the backup.  Gound was f...

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